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Suspected armed robber killed in gun battle

A suspected armed robber identified as Japhet who has been on the police wanted list was killed on Tuesday in a gun duel, with the police in Delta state.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that at about 10:35 am police operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad, while on surveillance patrol along 74, Anwai-Illah road Oshimili South LGA, was attacked by some armed hoodlums.

The operatives immediately took cover and engaged the marauders in a serious gun battle thereby forcing them to a retreat.

However, in the ensuing gun duel, one of the suspects later identified as Japhet (surname unknown), who has been on the Command’s wanted list for involvement in numerous attacks on Police personnel, and killing of innocent persons, sustained gunshot injuries, he was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Delta state police command, DSP. Bright Edafe, said a locally fabricated Beretta pistol with two [2] 9mm live ammunition and one Qlink motorcycle with reg no. WKP 270 QW abandoned by the other gang members have been recovered.”

“Manhunt for the fleeing gang members is ongoing, he added.

Similarly, on August 2nd, at about 1300hrs, a distress call was received from Dominionhotels & suit in Umunede, that a man was threatening their customers with a gun and sending them away, thereby constituting nuisance and disturbing the public peace within the vicinity. Consequently, Patrol team attached to Umunede.

The division was deployed to the scene where the suspect upon sighting the Police took to his heels, he was chased and the suspect named Precious Azuka was arrested.

Also, a locally made cut-to-size gun was recovered from him. investigation is ongoing.

In a related development, a suspect snatched a motorcycle along St Desmond road, Okpanam with a dagger. The Area Commander Asaba, detailed Police Operatives attached to the Area Command to investigate and ensure that the suspect is arrested and brought to book. Consequently, on 31/7/2022, the team embarked on an intelintelligence-litigation, trailed and arrested the suspect named Isaac Dantala, along Asaba-Onitsha Expressway, and the motorcycle with reg no UDD 332 DH was recovered alongside the dagger. The investigation is ongoing”.

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